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KR3W Brand Manager on L1 collaboration, new 'Dark Americana' direction, and outerwear opportunities

KR3W Brand Manager on L1 collaboration, new 'Dark Americana' direction, and outerwear opportunities

January 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Brad Alband on how the new brand direction for KR3W is being received, plans for Fall ’15 and details about KR3W’s collaboration with L1 Outerwear.
Neff hires snowboard industry veteran as new President

Neff hires snowboard industry veteran as new President

January 21, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry veteran Brad Steward, a long time snowboard executive who founded the outerwear Bonfire and also held a variety of jobs at Amer Sports, a large, publicly traded Finnish company, starts at Neff today.
Photos from Zumiez 100K party

Photos from Zumiez 100K party

January 14, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brand founders, executives and athletes turned out in force last night for the annual Zumiez 100K party in Keystone, Colorado.
Volcom appoints new leaders for men's design, North America marketing

Volcom appoints new leaders for men's design, North America marketing

January 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
At the trade shows, we found out about some new key appointments at Volcom.
Stance moves into a new category

Stance moves into a new category

January 08, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Stance, one of the industry’s most successful young brands, is moving into a new category: underwear.
Top viewed industry stories of 2014

Top viewed industry stories of 2014

December 30, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
It was another year of change in the industry, with two major recurring themes. Restructuring, personnel changes and in some cases upheaval at the biggest companies, while at the same time, several industry veterans launched new brands.
The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

The story behind Volcom's recent strong numbers in Europe

December 16, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with Volcom Europe CEO Bruno Guger about the brand's position in the region and why it is performing in a challenging climate.
SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

SurfStitch prepares for stock market debut - releases detailed financials

December 15, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
In filings with the Australian Securities Exchange, SurfStitch releases detailed information about the Swell, SurfStitch and Surfdome ecommerce businesses and future plans for the company.
Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

Quiksilver records widespread declines in Q4, sees stabilization in 2015

December 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
CEO Andy Mooney calls the quarter disappointing, but sees improvements coming. We have details about the brand, regional and channel declines from the earnings conference call today.
More personnel changes at Electric

More personnel changes at Electric

December 08, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Electric, which has undergone significant changes in leadership, staff, and brand direction in the past several years, has made additional changes to its sales structure.
Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

Zumiez's retail prowess continues in Q3

December 04, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about Zumiez results in Q3 and in November, how snow sales are going, why Blue Tomato was praised highly during the call, plans for Europe and more.
Sasha Dietschi-Cooper exiting Burton

Sasha Dietschi-Cooper exiting Burton

December 02, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
SES has learned that the SVP of North American Sales is leaving Burton for a new job in Southern California.
Industry embraces Black Friday

Industry embraces Black Friday

November 28, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry brands have gotten into the Black Friday spirit today by offering discounts – in some cases steep discounts – to shoppers.
Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

Billabong CEO details U.S. performance of Billabong, RVCA, Element

November 21, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Neil Fiske provided some significant details about how business is going in the Americas at the moment, including some major weaknesses and a few bright spots, at the company's Annual General Meeting.
Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

Electric charts new course in brand revamp in Europe

November 18, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
A talk with EMEA GM Anthony Cazottes about the many changes in the Europe operation, about how business is going for Electric there and about the plan for 2015.
Faction Collective to license Roxy skis

Faction Collective to license Roxy skis

November 17, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Switzerland-based ski company The Faction Collective is announcing Tuesday that it has secured the exclusive license to design and distribute Roxy skis. CEO Alex Hoye answers some questions about the go forward plans.
Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

Dakine CEO on changes under new ownership, business update, future plans

November 13, 2014 Shelby Stanger and Tiffany Montgomery
New CEO Leslie Lane discusses changes at Dakine since the Altamont acquisition, how business is turning out in 2014, future plans for growth and more.
Active's ambitious expansion plan gets underway

Active's ambitious expansion plan gets underway

November 11, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Active Ride Shop’s plan to open as many as 30 new stores is underway, thanks to new majority owners Tengram Capital Partners.
Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

Nixon embarks on next chapter of its growth story

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
An in-depth interview with Nixon co-founder and EVP of Marketing Chad DiNenna about the major new campaign for holiday aimed at boosting business in lifestyle and watch stores, the new executive team, retail plans, and much more.
Industry turns out for annual Surfside Snow Carnival

Industry turns out for annual Surfside Snow Carnival

November 10, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Many industry executives stopped by with their families and we have photos of who we saw during the day.
Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

Skullcandy gains momentum in Q3

November 06, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about what worked for Skullcandy in Q3, and its outlook for 2014 and 2015.
Spy grows sales and margins in Q3

Spy grows sales and margins in Q3

November 05, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Spy Inc. performed in the third quarter.
Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

Billabong Europe GM on brand changes, new strategies

November 03, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Jean-Louis Rodrigues on new plans for RVCA, company changes in the region, the state of the European market, and where he sees opportunity for company brands.
Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

Industry pays tribute to the legacy of retiring Bob McKnight

October 27, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
Tom Holbrook, Richard Woolcott, Michael Tomson, Randy Hild, Mark Richards of Val Surf and more on what Bob McKnight has meant to Quiksilver and the industry.
Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

Kering Sport & Lifestyle COO on changes at Volcom and Electric, Kelly Slater alliance

October 23, 2014 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Todd Hymel in Paris about the repositioning at Volcom and Electric, his take on the state of the action sports marketplace, and the Kering partnership with Kelly Slater.